How to recover hacked Twitter account
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If you’ve been hacked, it’s probably because someone has stolen your Twitter account and is using it to send out spam or to promote a bot. This kind of attack can happen to anyone, but there are steps you can take to prevent them from happening again.
- So, you’ve discovered that your Twitter account has been hacked by someone.
You’ve discovered that your Twitter account has been hacked by someone. If this is the case, then you need to take action immediately. There are several things that can be done when a Twitter account gets hacked and some of them include:
This is one of the most effective ways of recovering your password if it has been compromised by an attacker. Users should change their passwords immediately after they become aware of any security breach in order to prevent further damage from taking place on their accounts or other online services.
Deleting all tweets – This step may seem extreme but it will help ensure no one else uses those accounts ever again without permission from whoever owns them through either restoring deleted tweets or deleting old posts entirely
Lock down security.
To protect your account and prevent hackers from accessing it, there are a few things you can do. First, change your password. This is the most important thing because if someone hacks into your Twitter account, they’ll be able to access all of the tweets that were sent during this time period as well as any new ones that have been sent since then.
Next up: enable login verification on Twitter by going here: https://support.twitter.com/articles/24110-how-to-change-your-password#4
Then make sure you have two-factor authentication turned on so that when someone tries to log in from an unknown device (like a laptop) they’ll be asked for their code before being allowed into the system!
Recover your account
Make sure you have access to your email account.
Provide your account details and a phone number, if available (and if it’s not, don’t worry).
Provide an email address that can receive email notifications from Twitter in case something goes wrong with the recovery process.
Include one of the following: Recovery Phone Number, Recovery IP Address (used for logging into another device), or Recovery Location (if applicable).
Report the hack to Twitter.
- Log in to Twitter and click the “Report” button at the top of your screen:
- Enter any relevant information about the hack and submit it. This includes:
A description of what happened; you can use this space to include screenshots if needed (and even link them, if possible).
Your email address is associated with your account so that we can contact you if necessary. If none is available or known, please include one in this section as well—we’ll do our best to get back in touch!
How to prevent it from happening again.
- Use a strong password.
Use a password manager like LastPass and 1Password. They’re free and easy to use, so you don’t have to worry about remembering another set of random characters for each account (which would be more secure than using the same one).
Enable two-factor authentication on your Twitter account by logging into your profile with 2-Step Verification or SMS codes sent via text message (you’ll need this if you use SMS verification). This will require additional steps after logging in but can help keep hackers out of your account if they do manage to breach it somehow.
If all else fails, change those passwords immediately!
Update your password
Once you’ve changed your password, it’s time to collect the information needed to recover your account.
Update your password. This is the first thing you should do after changing it. Make sure that the new password isn’t easy for someone else to guess or remember, and that it’s at least eight digits long (or more). Use a different one for each account on Twitter so that if one gets compromised, others aren’t at risk as well. You can also use one of many tools available online—including LastPass—to generate and store passwords for all of your accounts in one place so they’re easier to access from anywhere there’s an internet connection.* Don’t share this info with anyone except Twitter support staff; otherwise any user could try cracking down on thousands upon thousands of accounts at once just by guessing a single digit from their own list!
Don’t forget to change your password and enable login verification for extra security.
A compromised account is a serious matter, but it’s also an opportunity to make sure that you’re using the best possible security measures. The most important thing to remember when recovering from a hacked Twitter account is that your password must be strong and unique for each one of your accounts. If someone has access to all of your passwords, they can easily hijack any one of them at any time—and if they do so while posing as you or by impersonating another user in some other way (like pretending their own password has been compromised), it will be difficult for them to ever recover their original identity.
You should also enable login verification on other social media platforms where this feature is available like Facebook or Instagram if possible because this will secure those accounts as well as protect against brute force attempts made by hackers trying different combinations until they find one that works!